Harrington out of credit at Barclays
Published 29/08/2015 | 02:30
Pádraig Harrington’s FedEx Cup hopes are in the balance after a disastrous second round at The Barclays saw the Dubliner shoot a second round of five-over par 75 as he slipped to eight-over for the tournament.
Harrington needed a much improved second round to make the cut after his opening-day 73, and he got off to a strong start with a birdie on the par-four second.
However, it was downhill from there as bogeys followed on the fifth and seventh holes as he battled to finishing in the top 100 who qualify for the second play-off event, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston next week. A birdie on the par-3 11th was the only bright spot on the back nine as Harrington came home in 40 strokes.
Meanwhile, Michael Hoey leads the Irish charge on seven-under par at the Czech Masters in Prague after a second round of two-under-par 70.
Sheffield’s Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a flawless round of 67 to take a share of the midway lead alongside Sweden’s Pelle Edberg on 11-under.
Damien McGrane is two shots behind Hoey after also firing a round of 70 at the Albatross Golf Resort
Elsewhere, County Louth teenager Thomas Mulligan made a disappointing debut for Great Britain and Ireland in their Jacques Leglise Trophy match against the Continental of Europe at Royal Dornoch in the North of Scotland yesterday.
Mulligan, who was impressive in the Irish Amateur Championship last week, lost both his matches – but the hosts, defending their Trophy after winning 12.5-11.5 in Sweden a year ago, still ended the opening day with their noses in front. Great Britain and Ireland lead 6.5-5.5 with 13 points at stake today from four foursomes and nine singles.
Mulligan and talented Goodwood golfer Marco Penge went down 5&4 in the foursomes – and then he lost 5&3 to Viktor Hovland. Welshman Tim Harry and England’s Bradley Moore won both their games.
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